2019 CUGH Conference    I    March 8 - 10, 2019   I   Satellite Sessions  March 7, 2019   |   Hilton  Chicago Hotel    I   Chicago, IL​​

      
VELJI/CUGH AWARDS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH EXCELLENCE
   

         Velji Student Leader in Global Health Award​​                                                                        

Taehoon Kim

MS2, Harvard Medical School

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Taehoon Kim is currently MS II at the Harvard Medical School and is the Founder and President of multiple international non-governmental organizations working to promote global health, sustainable development, and education in resource-limited settings. Among these, Restock, an organization which leverages telemedicine to solve medication stock-outs and prevent health systems failures, was recently awarded for its innovative approach and subsequently adopted by the President of Dominican Republic for nationwide implementation as part of the national revamp of its healthcare infrastructure. His work has been featured on the New York Times, Guardian, BBC, Science and Lancet. He has also served as a special envoy and consultant for national and international organizations for health 
systems innovations and solutions to public health challenges such as the Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation, Korean Ministry of Public Health, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the Office of the President of the Dominican Republic.

        Velji Faculty Leader in Global Health Innovation Award                                                        

Daniel Zoughbie

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CEO, Microclinic International and Lecturer, UC Berkeley 

Dr. Daniel Zoughbie is Founder, CEO and Chairman of Microclinic International (MCI), an organization that has pioneered a revolutionary social-network model for the prevention and management of major chronic disease epidemics. Under his leadership, MCI has reached over 10 million people via partnerships with the World Diabetes Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and numerous other public and private institutions. Dr. Zoughbie has held positions at Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, and Berkeley.  His research has been published in The Lancet Global Health, Diabetes, JAIDS, and Circulation.  Prior to postdoctoral studies at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, Dr. 
​Zoughbie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors from UC Berkeley. He studied at Oxford on a Marshall Scholarship and completed his doctorate, also at Oxford, as a Weidenfeld Scholar. Previously, he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation, which serves 40,000 students.

        Velji Global Health Education Award                                                                                           

Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

Associate Professor in Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

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Dr. Bethany Hedt-Gauthier is a Biostatistician and an Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Harvard Medical School) and Biostatistics (Harvard Chan School). Her primary research interests include quantifying the health needs of and evaluating programs targeting marginalized populations, with a focus on global surgery research. She currently leads research related to provision of cesarean sections and outcomes at rural district hospitals in Rwanda. Her work spans multiple countries, with extended residencies in Namibia, Malawi and Rwanda. Education has always been core to Dr. Hedt-Gauthier’s work, starting in the US Peace Corps as a high 
​school math teacher in northern Namibia and continuing today as a course instructor and mentor to clinical researchers and university students from around the world. Since 2012, Dr. Hedt-Gauthier has led a comprehensive research capacity building program at Partners In Health/Rwanda and has held faculty positions at the University of Rwanda and the University of Global Health Equity (Rwanda). As part of her focus on global health research equity, she has begun to agitate for US-based universities to review and alter their promotion criteria, including valuing a faculty’s participation in global health education activities, to advance fair partnerships.

        Velji Young African Leader Award                                                                                                       

Samba Jalloh

College of Medicine Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone 

Dr. Samba Jalloh is a Medical Doctor/House Officer in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Researcher, American  Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor, Bleeding Control Basic V. 1.0 Course "Stop the Bleed" instructor through the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, a co-author  to some publications under the American Journal of Surgery; and he is the Director of Research for the Junior Doctors Association of Sierra Leone. He holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree from  College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pure and Applied  Sciences/Biological Sciences from  Fourah Bay College. In addition,  he is focused  to contribute towards global healthcare delivery evidence-based via his career 
path as Medical Doctor and actively participating in the free surgical missions organized by the International Surgical Health Initiative and Saving Life Initiatives. Moreover, he is the founder and CEO of GS HEAD (Global Summit for Health Environment Agriculture and Development) aiming at boosting the socioeconomic status for young people; and he is  a director/international liaison officer of a charity organization - PIN (Patient in Need). Notwithstanding the hectic responsibilities, Dr.  Samba Jalloh is diversified; and he is the owner of Maryam Empire Investments.